Herniated Disc Injuries
Cobb County Workers' Compensation Attorney
A disc is the cushion that rests between the vertebrae of the spine and
acts as a shock absorber. A herniated disc is a disc that is pushed out
of its normal position between the vertebrae of the spine. This results
in pinched spinal nerves and extreme back pain. If untreated, a herniated
disc can result in the medical condition "cauda equine syndrome."
Herniated discs are some of the most common back injuries sustained by
workers. They can result after a fall, as a result of whiplash from a
car accident or can be caused over time by repeated activities such as
bending and lifting. Employees who perform heavy labor at work are most
vulnerable to herniated disc injuries.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
You could be suffering from a herniated disc if:
- You heard a "pop" at the time of the injury
- You are experiencing serious back pain
- You feel numbness / tingling in one or both legs
- You are having bladder or bowel problems
- You are having difficulty walking, exercising or working your job
Importance of Seeking Prompt Medical Care
After you have sustained an injury, it is important that you seek medical
treatment immediately. Depending on the severity of your injury, a doctor
may prescribe prescriptions medications, epidural steroid injections and/or
surgery. If you delay receiving medical care and retaining the services
of a workers compensation attorney, you may either receive an inadequate
settlement or no settlement at all.
Why Hire an Attorney to Help You?
You should be aware that insurance companies will try to minimize your
injuries and discredit your claim. We can work with medical experts to
prove the connection between your work-related accident and your injury.
Contact Herbert Chestnut & Associates today. We have
over 20 years of legal experience we can put to work in your case. Our Cobb County workers' compensation
lawyers are ready to help you recover the benefits you need. From hospital
bill compensation, lost wages, physical impairment damages, we always
aim to maximize your claim so you have what you need to recover.
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